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Endoscopy - PARP 40

Placement Overview

Placement Title Endoscopy - PARP 40
Your Placement Contact Margaret Cuffe - Send Email
Placement Contact's Role

Staff Nurse, PEL, Mentor

Placement Address Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0NB
Placement City/Town: Rochdale
Placement Phone 01706 517547
Your University Contact: Peter McGovern - Send Email

About this placement

What is organised for students on commencement of placement?

  • Tour of Unit
  • Introduction to staff
  • Assigned mentor
  • Induction checklist
  • Appropriate allocation to different areas of Unit
  • Initial interview with mentor

Please download the Welcome Pack prior to attending placement

What are the arrangements for mentors/assessors?

Students are assigned a mentor for the duration of their placement. They will spend the majority of their time with them. They will also be assigned a support mentor who will assist the mentor.

What shift patterns are students allocated for learning?




Shift Notes:

As this is a day unit the working pattern is:- Mon - Thurs 08.30 - 17.45 (45 mins lunch break) Friday 08.30 - 14.00.

What patient care situations are available in this placement?

  • Pre procedure assessment
  • Patient care during procedure
  • Care in recovery post procedure
  • Discharge and health promotion issues

What nursing model is used for planning care?

What core clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Communication with patients, nurses and MDT Infection control
  • Patient observations
  • Moving and handling Documentation

What additional clinical skills can be learnt?

  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the GI tract
  • Blood glucose and INR checks IV therapy
  • Endoscopy specific skills
  • Administration of medicines
  • Therapeutic procedures eg PEG insertion

What resources are available to help students learning?

  • Books and journals
  • Patient information leaflets
  • Student information file
  • Policy files and guidelines
  • Computers

What research and practice development activities are being undertaken?

Endoscopy related audits eg Barrett's oesophagus surveillance.

Spoke Placements

  • Day surgery
  • Theatres
  • BCSP clinics

Additional Information

Students can asscess Endoscopy as either a four week hub placement or a one week spoke placement.